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Drawing Ideas: A Hand-Drawn Approach for Better Design

Drawing Ideas: A Hand-Drawn Approach for Better Design [Kindle Edition]

Mark Baskinger , William Bardel
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A primer for design professionals across all disciplines that helps them create compelling and original concept designs by hand--as opposed to on the computer--in order to foster collaboration and win clients.  In today's design world, technology for expressing ideas is pervasive; CAD models and renderings created with computer software provide an easy option for creating highly rendered pieces. However, the accessibility of this technology means that fewer designers know how to draw by hand, express their ideas spontaneously, and  brainstorm effectively.In a unique board binding that mimics a sketchbook, Drawing Ideas provides a complete foundation in the techniques and methods for effectively communicating to an audience through clear and persuasive drawings.

About the Author

Mark Baskinger is an associate professor at the Carnegie Mellon School of Design, teaching courses in interaction and industrial design. His work has been featured in design publications and international magazines and has been exhibited in MOMA. He has won numerous awards from ID Magazine and the Industrial Designers Society of America. William Bardel is the principal owner of Luminant Design, a design firm in New York that specialises in information design and wayfinding. With 14 years of experience at various design firms, William has written articles on design that have been featured in several books and publications and has lectured internationally on design technology and wayfinding.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 226815 KB
  • Print Length: 304 pages
  • Publisher: Watson-Guptill (19 Nov 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00D0OR70E
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #259,155 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Love it 23 Jun 2014
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This book is a good grounding for product design sketching. It was particularly useful in showing how to create good layouts and to make sketches communicate to the viewer. The book has all the basics such as drop shadows, basic rendering and perspective.
I recommend it however it is very heavy so is not as portable as I would like.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Seminal work 19 Mar 2014
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Fantastic resource for novice and experienced designers and professionals. A rarity. Having been disappointed by some of the other so-called references it's great to see a book which truly delivers on so many levels.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Best Sketching Out 14 Mar 2014
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This book fills in all the gaps about storeytelling, sketching techniques, why we sketch and it's importantance in the design process.
I have bought all the popular sketching books out there, this one is the best and most insightful.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Not about 'how to draw" . . . 6 Jan 2014
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I have a fairly strong art library; I live in a rural area and have to teach myself. This book is a great addition to anyone who is interested in communicating visually. Rather than focusing on HOW to draw, the primary focus of this book is (implicitly) WHY to draw. It does not give ideas on what to draw (which is at least suggested by its title). Instead, it is concerned with HOW to communicate your ideas visually, effectively, and efficiently. If you're looking for HOW to draw in an extremely effective way, try Robertson's and Bertling's "How to Draw: drawing and sketching objects and environments from your imagination." Between it and "Rapid Viz", you have the two best "how to draw" books I've found in the last ten years - and they're both available from Amazon. "Drawing Ideas" is the perfect companion volume to these two books; in my opinion, this triad - Drawing Ideas, Rapid Viz, and How to Draw - make up a complete art library. All that's left is paper, pencil, and practice . . . good sketching to you!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Great book for those interested in visual journaling 16 Jan 2014
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If you get it, get the print copy. The book looses too much of it's impact on the Kindle. It is nice see the full color examples in detail. Bought the kindle version for myself, liked it and bought the print version for my son (studying architecture). We both really enjoy the casual approach to creating visual sketches of ideas.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Fun and sophisticated 25 Feb 2014
By Noelle Moseley - Published on
I'm a grad student in design and have read several very good books on the visual representation of ideas. This one is strikingly different. The advice is fantastic from how to choose pens and log books to very sophisticated ways of finding inspiration and developing your thoughts. Love it!
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5.0 out of 5 stars A beautiful primer on what you can do now to improve your sketching 19 Jan 2014
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This is a great book for beginners and experienced sketchers alike. It is beautifully designed, and it will show you exactly why sketching is a skill, and not a talent you have to be born with. It will teach you how to communicate effectively by sketching. Ideal for design students and people who have a general interest in drawing for getting ideas across.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Capture and communicate concepts quickly 26 Mar 2014
By Brian Saar - Published on
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Wish I had bought more books like this instead of going to design school.

The hundreds of drawings and sketches are worth it alone but the writing is also excellent and not fluffy. The focus is on the understanding your goals, following the process, and getting the mindset of creating sketches quickly to communicate rough ideas for further refinement. The book is loaded with great perspectives and tips on how to capture your ideas.

Its great for people with no experience sketching but great for people who have been sketching for a while.
This one is one of my favorites out of all the design books I've bought.
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